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Biology Classes: Mandatory HIV/AIDS and Comprehensive Sexual Health/Sex Ed

The East Side Union High School District will be teaching a mandatory HIV/AIDS and Comprehensive Sexual Health (Sex Ed.) curriculum during March, April and/or May in your student’s biology course.  California state law (EC 51930- 51939) requires that Sex Ed. and HIV/AIDS prevention education be taught in middle school and in high school. You can examine the complete set of instructional materials for this unit at the main office of your son or daughter’s high school.


State law allows you to remove your student from comprehensive sexual health education or HIV/AIDS prevention education.  If you do not want your student to participate in the comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention instructional program, please return the Lesson Withdrawal Form, given to your student, to your student’s biology teacher by the start of the unit (date will be on the form provided by your son's/daughter's instructor). A copy of the curriculum binder is available in N1. If you have questions, please contact our site principal, Mr. Berg (Bergbj@esuhsd.org). 

Independence Yearbook Info

Enter: 6072 for the school number

CIEE High School Summer Abroad

Independence has scholarship money set aside just for us!! Click here for IHS Global Navigator Summer Abroad Information

IHS Sprint Phone Give Away

First-Come, First-Served! We are giving away 400 Sprint Phones with Hotspots. If the answer is "yes" to these questions, simply fill out the downloadable application and bring it in to N-01. Do you qualify for free/reduced lunch? Do you have no internet at home or do you have internet but only have one computer? If your answers are yes and yes, fill out an application



 Sprint Form (2 pages).pdf

2017-2018 School Year

Registrar’s Office: Click here to find information on Registration, Education and Graduation Verifications, and Transcripts


Forms: Click here to access lunch, emergency, athletic, and picture order forms


School LoopParents--If you have not done so, please register for SchoolLoop.  Click "Register Now" to get started.  It will take 1 work day for your account to be approved. 

SchoolLoop: Students--if you have any questions (including lost passwords or forgotten login names/passwords), you can ask any of your teachers for help.  Or visit Ms. Daniell in A312 during Break.  You MUST have your ID card.

Saturday School & Attendance Recovery


Saturday 03.17.18

Time:  8:30am - 12:45pm

Location:  C-Commons



** Get there by 8:20am to avoid being late!! If you're later than 8:30am you will be TURNED AWAY ****


Recover an Absence(s) and Tardies  


* 1 Attendance Recovery Day = 1 unexcused and/or illness day 


Attendance Recovery:

- Make up work, or catch up on school work. (Check Schoolloop and verify w/ your teachers for details)

- There will be teachers onsite to help you with the school work.

- Chromebooks will be available for academic work.

- A 15 minute break/brunch


Attendance Matters!  ON TIME.  ALL DAY.  EVERYDAY

IHS Tip Line

Be a GATE Keeper by reporting any unsafe or suspicious behavior happening or expected to happen to: 


Independence High School

408-825-GATE (4  2  8  3)


Thank you for helping to keep our campus safe!!


Looking for the School Newspaper?  Find it here




The purpose of SIDE Talks is to provide a wide range of individuals, including young, avid students with an opportunity to share their inspiring story or cause with high school students or their community. This is your chance to help others discover that there is much more to life than good grades or the SAT, or our same old daily routines. 

We are looking for topics from a broad spectrum, so we
encourage anyone. including you, to apply even if you have any uncertainties. For example, we would welcome the topics of education, transcending major obstacles in life regarding health or domestic life, the evolution of social media and its effects on society, homelessness, or even your own personal story. Take this chance to shine a light on a cause that matters to you; or even nominate a student, teacher or staff member you admire.

Due to a low number of applicants this year, the deadline to submit an application has been extended to this Wednesday, March 21st. With your application, you must send a video explaining your topic and why you believe you would be suitable in taking part of this year's SIDETalks.





Digital applications must be turned in by 11:59PM on March 21st, 2018 to lightsontraffickingteam@gmail.com.

We wish you all the best of luck and hope to see what YOU have to offer!


Commission, City, and College. This year, in place of our annual conference, the San Jose Youth Commission will be hosting a panel event focusing on the three C’s. Here, experienced and passionate Commissioners and city officials will explore the meaningful work and mission of the San Jose Youth Commission, discuss relevant and pressing topics in San Jose, and give insight on navigating your way through all things high school/college apps! 


WHEN: Friday, March 23 @ 5:30-7:00PM

WHERE: San Jose City Hall Wing Rooms (W-119 and W-120) 

REGISTER: https://goo.gl/forms/CmlwayIwCO6tUQqF3

**Light snacks and giveaways will be provided!

***Learn more about the San Jose Youth Commission: http://sanjoseca.gov/youthcommission


Description of the panels: 

1) CITY: If you are interested in learning more about our City’s current initiatives, or would like to discuss or learn more about an issue you see in your community, the City Panel will be talking about today’s top issues and policies and what San Jose is doing about it. Some panelists include City Councilmember Don Rocha and Youth Outreach Specialist Betty Ramirez.


2) YOUTH COMMISSION: The Youth Commission panel will be discussing and answering questions on what the Commission is, the impact that we make, how you can get involved, and what we are doing to achieve youth empowerment. If anyone is interested in joining the 2018-2019 Youth Commission or a Youth Advisory Council, this panel will be the best way to learn from the current Commissioners! 


3) COLLEGE: The college panel will consist of the current senior Commissioners. They will be discussing their senior year/high school journey and lessons learned from their high school experience! This panel will include advice and tips on how to make the most out of high school, how to navigate the college app process, and what to look forward to! 


Advanced Placement Information Night at IHS

March 28th 6:30pm

C-Commons and D-Commons

Administration and Counseling will provide vital parent information for parents of students who are registered for AP Courses next school year and guidance on:

  • Time Management for Student Success
  • Stress Management and Self-Care to maintain balance
  • Summer Work and Preparation 
  • Classroom and Instructor Supports
  • Supplementary Materials and Online Resources
  • AP Contract Requirements
  • Course Information




Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters

Legally Blonde the Musical
Performances: 3/16, 3/17, 3/24@ 7;00 PM AND 3/22 @ 4:00 pm


Our Website for our spring musical is up and running!!!

Complete with shopping page featuring artwork from our own art student Michelle N. Luu!!


Purchase tickets or a mug and know you are supporting the performing arts program!


Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde
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Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.